Introduction to Watchung, New Jersey
Watchung was incorporated on March 23, 1926. Watchung was a semi-rural community with a very small population up until the beginning of the 20th century. The Plainfield riots of 1967 caused a large number of people to move from the city into the Watchung Hill area.
Watchung and nearby Attractions
- Community Children's Museum
- Boxwood Hall
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Waterloo Village
Things To Do In Watchung
Local museums include the Drake House Museum, the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower and Museum, and the Littell-Lord Farmhouse Museum. Nearby historic sites nearby include the Israel Crane House, Grover Cleveland’s Home and the Buccleuch Mansion. Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Washington Rock State Park, and Washington Valley Park are some of the nearby parks, while the Staten Island Zoo is accessible from Watchung as well.
Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.
Watchung Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Drew University, Montclair State University, College of Saint Elizabeth, and Bloomfield College.